I have all the non fiction books, and special books like poetry, comics, and Dr. Seuss in the clear bins labeled and organized.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Finally got my class library sorter, organized and labeled, ok well I'm 90% there. I'll be a spring break project to get it finished. I found these collapsible colored bins at Dollar Tree and got started. Each bin has a label and a colored sticker on it to match the colored sticker on the books that go in the bins.
I'm not sure if this will help keep it organized but I'm hoping it will be better then the mess we had before! All the picture books aren't labeled or really organized yet but that's my next on my classroom to do list.
I found this idea on the Teacher Bits and Bobs blog and thought it would be perfect for my 2nd graders. So my bulletin board skills are somewhat, ok very, lacking but they are just tiny boards put up in my narrow hallway outside my room so I have little to work with and I don't have a lot of time to make them look good. But anyway, we made these pockets for our phonics center. I just drew a template on white paper and copied it on construction paper.
Monday, March 19, 2012
spider template that I created.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Mrs. I's Class Blog. She has a lot of great free worksheets and ideas.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
These tiles are from the game Nab-It by Hasbro. The game was on clearance at Wal-Mart so I picked it up. We have played a few different games using the tiles. We have done a version of scrabble mixed where we can build up and take turns. We also play the read it, build it, write it game which is shown below. I downloaded game mats for free from homeschoolcreations.com. I give the kids a word with the phonics pattern we are working on. They have to build the word with the tiles, write it and then to earn their point they have to say the word phonetically for me.
|This week we were practicing r controlled words.|
|They try to earn the most points in their group.|
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I got the idea of creating puzzles by cutting a calender into 1 inch strips then putting a label on each strip to practice alphabetical order. The only way the kids can get the puzzle together is to put the letters or words in the correct order. I bought some cheap 2012 calendars at Wal-Mart and got started. The kids are really loving this center! They wanted to show me every puzzle they got together. I was inspired by Teacher Tipster. He has some great suggestions and he is hilarious to boot! Check out his youtube site http://www.youtube.com/user/teachertipster?feature=mhum
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Tattle Tongue, from our school counselor to try to combat the tattling that is rampant in 2nd grade this year. I created these posters to hang up to remind the kids of the Tattle Prince's rules. Here are all the posters in PDF.
I found some Lego's at the thrift store a while back and have just been holding onto them not sure how to use them. I finally got inspired and wrote letters each Lego to create a new work work or spelling center. I hope the kids like the center!
|Here is the lego spelling center at work!|